Strong individual efforts by Teddy Allen in the first half and Trey McGowens in the second half weren’t enough to overcome sub-40% shooting overall as No. 19 Michigan handed Nebraska an 80-69 loss at Pinnacle bank Arena on Christmas Day.
Many of the Huskers grew up watching basketball games on Christmas Day, and this year they’ll get a chance to play themselves as the Huskers host No. 19 Michigan on Friday.
Jacob Padilla touched on a few different basketball-centric topics bouncing around his head heading into Christmas weekend.
Two big Badger runs — 14-0 in the first half and 16-0 in the second — spoiled an otherwise strong defensive effort from Nebraska as No. 9 Wisconsin took down the Huskers 67-53 in Madison on Tuesday night.
Nebraska is set to open Big Ten play against a veteran top-10 team in Wisconsin that is shooting the ball as well as any team in the country.
Big Ten play has finally arrived for the Huskers. The league officially tipped off last week, but Nebraska will join the party on Tuesday night. So what are the Huskers getting themselves into?
Adrian Martinez made some spectacular plays and put up some huge numbers against Rutgers, but he also turned the ball over four times. Jacob Padilla broke down the good and the bad of Martinez’s performance in Piscataway.
Midseason additions are shaking some things up in a good way for the Huskers as Nebraska is picking up a little more depth heading into conference play.
Dedrick Mills’ career-high 191 rushing yards powered Nebraska to a win at Rutgers, and his 50-yard fourth-quarter run is our Play of the Game.
Fred Hoiberg had several things on his check list heading into Nebraska’s game against Doane on Thursday night, and he got the chance to cross off all of them in a 110-64 win over the Tigers.